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Charter Home Security shuts down its service

Charter Home Security shuts down its service

Another cloud service is shutting down next month.  On February 5th, Charter (aka Spectrum) will be shutting down it’s Home Security service.  This smart home ... Read More

Alexa enabled Gas station Pumps?

Alexa enabled Gas station Pumps?

At CES 2020 this week, Amazon announced a partnership with Exxon Mobile to add the Alexa Voice service to more than 11,000 of its gas ... Read More

Smart Home Yule Log 2019

Smart Home Yule Log 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!  Wishing my friends, family, subscribers, readers, supporters and all of the folks that make up the smart home community a wonderful holiday! ... Read More

HassKit – Home Assistant Mobile UI for IOS and Google Android

HassKit – Home Assistant Mobile UI for IOS and Google Android

Recently, Dust Hoof released his version of a Home Assistant mobile app.  Called HassKit, it is available for both the Apple IOS and Google Android platforms.   ... Read More

Project Connected Home over IP

Project Connected Home over IP

The Connected Smart Home is here to stay.  Today, 3 of the biggest companies on earth decided to form a partnership called Project Connected Home ... Read More

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

This week, Amazon Alexa Routines received two really nice upgrades.  The first was the ability to name your Routines something.  A small enhancement but super ... Read More

How to Name your Alexa Routines

How to Name your Alexa Routines

I noticed recently in my Alexa app, that Amazon has enabled the ability to name your routines!  This functionality was somehow lost in the first ... Read More

What happens if the Wink Platform goes out of business?

What happens if the Wink Platform goes out of business?

The Verge recently reported that the company that owns the Wink Smart Home platform is running out of money.   The company i.am+ owned by Will.i.am ... Read More

The Wyze Smart Lock

The Wyze Smart Lock

Today, Wyze released the Wyze Smart Lock for early access.  It’s a limited run and available on both their site and the Wyze app for ... Read More

New Wyze firmware due in January – Highlights

New Wyze firmware due in January – Highlights

In an email sent to all current Wyze owners, the company explained that a partnership with XNOR.AI was coming to an end. The Artificial Intelligence ... Read More